Short Courses

The 12th International Kimberlite Conference (12 IKC) is being held in 2021 when it will celebrate ‘30 Years of Diamonds in Canada’ during which time there has been considerable increase in diamond industry expertise in Canada. Taking advantage of this, 12 IKC will be the first IKC to offer Short Courses.

The Short Courses cover topics important to diamond prospecting, evaluation and mining, ranging from advances in glacial drift prospecting (SC05), to optimizing kimberlitic indicator mineral and microdiamond data (SC02), to the geology (SC01) and evaluation of natural diamonds (SC04), as well as economic kimberlite geology (SC03).

There are a limited number of Short Course spaces. Register early to reserve your place.

Registration for Short Course SC01 is open to persons registering and not registering for 12 IKC from 10th August 2020. Registration for Short Course SC03 is only open to persons registering for 12 IKC. Registration for Short Courses SC02, SC04 and SC05 is open to only persons registering for 12 IKC from 10th August 2020 until 01 February 2021. If Short Courses SC02, SC04 and SC05 are confirmed remaining places are also open to persons not registering for 12 IKC. Regsitration for Short Courses before 01 February 2021 by persons registering for 12 IKC requires payment of a 10% non-refundable deposit on conference registration and the full short course registration fee with the balance of their conference registration by 01 February 2021. Confirmation of Notification of Short Courses proceeding will be received by 1st March 2021. See Important Dates, Registration and individual Short Course pages for further details.

12 IKC will offer the following short courses.

  1. Geology of Diamonds: Reviews in Mineralogy and GeochemistryGraham Pearson, T. Stachel, F. Nestola, S. Shirey and K. Smit
  2. The G-Cubed Toolbox: Capturing Full Value from Public-Domain Kimberlitic Indicator Mineral and Microdiamond DataHerman Grütter
  3. Introduction to Kimberlites: Geology, Terminology, Emplacement and EconomicsBarbara Scott Smith
  4. Principles of Rough Diamond Valuation Richard Wake-Walker
  5. Advances in Drift Prospecting for Diamonds: Using Glacial Processes to Unravel Dispersal PathsDavid Sacco
 

Short Course Co-ordinators: Scott Cairns and Herman Grütter 

                                               Short CourseStart DateEnd DateLocationMax ParticipantsProvisional Fee
POST-SC01Geology of Diamonds: Reviews in Mineralogy and GeochemistryMonday, 23 August 2021Tuesday, 24 August 2021Edmonton300Full rate:
$535 (CAD;
~$400 USD)
Student Rate:
$335 (CAD;
~$250 USD)
Pre-SC02The G-Cubed Toolbox: Capturing Full Value from Public-Domain Kimberlitic Indicator Mineral and Microdiamond DataSunday, 15 August 2021Yellowknife20$700 (CAD;
~$525 USD)
Post-SC02The G-Cubed Toolbox: Capturing Full Value from Public-Domain Kimberlitic Indicator Mineral and Microdiamond DataSaturday, 21 August 2021Yellowknife20$700 (CAD;
~$525 USD)
Pre-SC03AIntroduction to Kimberlites: Geology, Terminology, Emplacement and EconomicsTuesday, 03 August 2021Friday, 06 August 2021North Vancouver4$1,900 (CAD;
~$1,425 USD)
Pre-SC03BIntroduction to Kimberlites: Geology, Terminology, Emplacement and EconomicsTuesday, 10 August 2021Friday, 13 August 2021North Vancouver4$1,900 (CAD;
~$1,425 USD)
Post-SC03CIntroduction to Kimberlites: Geology, Terminology, Emplacement and EconomicsMonday, 23 August 2021Thursday, 26 August 2021North Vancouver4$1,900 (CAD;
~$1,425 USD)
Post-SC03DIntroduction to Kimberlites: Geology, Terminology, Emplacement and EconomicsMonday, 30 August 2021Thursday, 02 September 2021North Vancouver4$1,900 (CAD;
~$1,425 USD)
Pre-SC04Principles of Rough Diamond ValuationSunday, 15 August 2021Yellowknife80Full rate: $250 (CAD;
~$190 USD)
Student Rate: $150 (CAD;
~$115 USD)
POST-SC05Advances in Drift Prospecting for Diamonds: Using Glacial Processes to Unravel Dispersal PathsSaturday, 21 August 2021Yellowknife60Full rate: $450 (CAD;
~$340 USD)
Student Rate: $300 (CAD;
~$225 USD)
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